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DailyDirt: Making Extinction Extinct

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Jurassic Park was just a movie — there isn’t really a practical way to pull intact dinosaur DNA from fossilized mosquitoes. But recently-extinct animal species might be cloned because we can actually gather intact DNA and cell fragments that can be manipulated more easily. Here are just a few examples of projects that could create animals that are now considered extinct.

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Comboman (profile) says:

Cautionary Tale

Jurassic Park was supposed to be a cautionary tale, not an example to emulate. Some appropriate quotes:

?Because the history of evolution is that life escapes all barriers. Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way.?

?Discovery is always rape of the natural world. Always.?

?Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.?

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